Announcement

On April 1, 2019, RCI, Inc., a non-profit association originally incorporated in 1983 as the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), officially became the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

About IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants)

IIBEC was originally RCI, Incorporated which is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems.

Since 1983, IIBEC members have offered unbiased design, re air planning, quality observance, legal testimony, and general roof management services. In March of 2006, it expanded its mission and service scope to include waterproofing and the building envelope. This action reflects the understanding that roofing issues often influence the entire building envelope. It was discovered that in increasing frequency, IIBEC members are are called upon to address building-wide concerns from below-grade to rooftop.

The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) and Registered Roof Observer (RRO) programs distinguish professionals with the proven standards of education, experience and ethics.

  

IIBEC SOC Annual General Meeting – January 31, 2020

The IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on January 31st, 2020 at St. George's Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke. A total of 58 members attended the AGM for a busy day of learning, curling and networking.


Photo of AGM with Jennifer Hogan presenting the Region VII Director Report

The event began with an opening message from the current Chapter President Shawn Irani and an introduction to the current 2019 Board of Directors. Shawn thanked the current Board for their work throughout the year. Shawn introduced the incoming president Denis Theriault and Kevin Voorberg reviewed the 2019 Financial Statements and the proposed 2020 Budget. Following the financial statement, each of the Committee Directors provided an update on the progress of their respective committees.

Unlike past AGM's, the election process for the new 2020 Board of Directors was held online prior to the AGM. The successful candidates are as follows:

Shawn Irani TSS Building Science Inc.
Denis Theriault Maxim Roofing
John Mills SIKA Canada
Jay Campbell Dean-Chandler Roofing Limited
Gary Hamilton Master Roofers Guarantee of New Brunswick
Stephanie Robinson WSP Canada Inc.
Michel Paulin Fishburn Sheridan & Associates Ltd.
Jennifer Hogan Pretium Engineering
Kyle Boyce Tremco Roofing
Adam Gotfraind IKO industries
Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck Artistic Skylight Domes
Meagan Kikuta Tremco Roofing
Allen Lyte W. Allen Partners Inc.
Kevin Voorberg Tektum Consulting Group

Actual board positions will not be made final until after the first Board of Directors meeting on February 12, 2020. We would like to recognize and thank the following departing board members: David McMillan, Russell Ibbotson, and Michael Da Silva for their contribution to the 2019 board. The Chapter benefited greatly from their time and expertise.

Awards and Recognition:

Before departing his post as President, Shawn Irani announced that the Ontario Chapter had once again been granted Platinum Level for the Chapter Awards which will be presented at this years National Convention. Chapter awards were then presented to the successful proponents:

  • The "President Recognition Award" was presented to outgoing President Shawn Irani
  • The "Service Recognition Award" was presented to outgoing Membership Director Russell Ibbotson.
  • The "Katharine Spavins Award in Recognition of Exceptional Volunteer Service" was presented to Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck.
  • The "Outstanding Sponsor Award" was presented to Dean Chandler Roofing Limited, Jay Campbell accepted the award.

The IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their sponsorship of this event:

  • Lunch Sponsorship: Can-Sky Roofing & Sheet Metal
  • Curling Sponsorship: Dean Chandler Roofing Limited
  • Cocktail Sponsorship: SIKA Canada

Education Seminar:

Upon completion of the AGM, there was an educational seminar on "The Construction Act: Prompt payment and Adjudication became law in October 2019" which was presented by Catherine Willson. The seminar addressed the following topics: When the new regime applies to your projects, changes required to your construction contracts, how to manage invoicing and payments, transitioning between the old and the new, and finally, the benefits of the new Act for your business.

Curling Social

When the AGM and educational seminar wrapped up it was time for some lunch and beverages. After a lunch 22 members who chose to stay around took to the curling rink for a great afternoon of throwing stones. This was the fourth time this event was held in conjunction with the AGM and again it was an enjoyable event. The Chapter would like to thank the Social Committee for organizing this great event.


President Recognition Award being presented to outgoing President Shawn Irani


Katharine Spavins Award in Recognition of Exceptional Volunteer Service presented to Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck


Curling Social Event


Curling Social Event

Upcoming Events:

  • The Social committee will be hosting a Post CSC Expo Social on February 26th at the Pint Public House. Please register online!
  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto offices on:
    • April 24, 2020, the topic is Vegetative Roofing
  • An additional "Workshop" will be held on February 5-6, 2020 in Ottawa and the topic is Metal Roofing.
  • The next breakfast seminar will be held on March 12th
  • The Annual Golf Tournament will be held June 17th, 2020 at Lionhead Golf Club. Stay tuned for more details!
  

IIBEC SOC Christmas Luncheon – December 12th 2019

On December 12th, 2019, the Southern Ontario Chapter of IIBEC held its annual Christmas Luncheon at Paramount EventSpace in Woodbridge, Ontario. Guests were treated to an afternoon of networking, acrobatic entertainment, a new rebranding video, and a great lunch reception.


Photo of luncheon and aerial acrobatic entertainment

The Southern Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge the following for their sponsorship of the event:

Presenting Sponsor: Artistic Skylight Domes
Spectacle Sponsors: Durolast and Soprema
Cocktail Sponsors: Tremco Roofing, Dean Chandler Roofing, and Maxim Roofing
Wine Sponsors: Situra Inc and Sika Sarnafil
Entertainment Sponsor: Lexsuco Corporation
Media Sponsor: Render Media

A special thank you to the Social Events and Marketing Committees, including Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck from Artistic Skylight, Jason Campbell from Dean Chandler Roofing, Meagan Kikuta from Tremco Roofing, and Betty Quan from Toronto Construction Association.

IIBEC SOC was proud to include the following charities: Habitat for Humanity GTA, Toronto Region and Conservation Foundation, and a Toy Donation to the Vaughan Food Bank.

In the new year we will be hosting the Annual General Meeting in Etobicoke on January 31st at the beautiful and historic St. George's Golf and Country Club. Once the AGM has concluded, the social committee has organized a curling event. This will be the fourth year in a row that the AGM has been accompanied by the curling social.


Christmas Luncheon Networking Social Group Shot


Habitat for Humanity Volunteers


IIBEC SOC President's Speech (Shawn Irani)


Social Events Committee (Jay Campbell and Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck) presenting raffle prizes (Vlad Maleev)

Upcoming Events:

  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto offices on:
    • February 13-14, 2020, the topic is Exterior Concrete Wall Systems.
    • April 24, 2020, the topic is Vegetative Roofing
  • An additional "Workshop" will be held on February 5-6, 2020 in Ottawa and the topic is Metal Roofing.
  • The next breakfast seminar will be held on March 12th
  • The Annual Golf Tournament will be held June 17th, 2020 at Lionhead Golf Club. Stay tuned for more details!
  

IIBEC SOC – Rooftop Quality Assurance Course

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter's "Rooftop Quality Assurance" Course was held on Friday November 15th at The Toronto Construction Association Head Office in Richmond Hill. The course was a great success with 2 presenters and 38 attendees.

Rooftop Quality Assurance is a one-day course for professionals interested in performing observation to assure that roof installation is consistent with construction documents. The program covers the diverse and challenging aspects of roofing as encountered in the field and is ideal for roofing material manufacturers, general contractors, quality assurance observers, and field inspectors. Instructors covered fundamentals of quality assurance, component assembly and quality practice guidelines for a variety of roofing systems, including: role of the roof observer, construction contract documents, daily reports, low-slope roofing, spray-applied foam, steep-slope roofing, ethics and codes. IIBEC SOC would like to thank our presenters:

  • Jean-Guy Levaque from WSP
  • Doug Fishburn, Fishburn Building Sciences

On site facilitation was provided by Matthew Bielawski from IKO and Lisa Da Silva of RCACI.


Rooftop Quality Assurance Course: Jean-Guy providing instruction to the class


Rooftop Quality Assurance Course: Jean-Guy providing instruction to the class

Upcoming Events:

  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019 at the Paramount EventSpace in Woodbridge.
    • We would like to thank our sponsors:
      • Artistic Skylight Domes
      • Soprema
      • Lexsuco
      • Sika Sarnafil
      • Situra Inc.
      • Duro Last
      • Dean-Chandler Roofing Limited
      • Tremco Roofing
      • Render Media
  • The IIBEC SOC Annual General Meeting and Curling Social Event will be held on Friday January 31st at St. George's Golf and Country Club.
  

IIBEC S.O.C - Roof Technology & Science II Course

IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter's "Roof Technology & Science II" Course was held on Thursday September 19th and Friday September 20th at The Toronto Construction Association Head Office in Richmond Hill. The Course was a great success with 4 presenters and 19 attendees.

The course builds upon the fundamentals presented in Roof Technology & Science I Course that was previously offered in February of 2019. Topics covered in the Roof Technology & Sciences II included wind, fire properties, liquid membranes, roof flashing design problems, roof surveys, moisture surveys, maintenance & repair, roof asset management, expanded use roof systems, steep roofing, clay and concrete tile, and metal roofing. IIBEC SOC would like to thank our presenters:

  • Gary Osmond from Rockwool
  • Darrel Henderson, RRO
  • Adam Gotfraind, IKO Industries
  • Meagan Kikuta, Tremco Roofing

In addition to the course, IIBEC SOC offered a review of the RRO exam content on Thursday afternoon to go over any questions the attendees would have for their upcoming exam. A special thanks to Shawn Irani from TSS Building Science and John Mills from Sika for assisting with the review.

On site facilitation was provided by Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck from Artistic Skylight Domes and Paul Yurcich from Sika.




Roof Technology & Science Course II: Darrel Henderson providing instruction to the class

Upcoming Events:

  • Our next "Workshop" will be at the TCA Toronto Offices will be held on November 15, 2019. The Topic is Rooftop Quality Assurance.
  • Ottawa will be hosting an additional workshop:
    • October 3rd – 4th, 2019 – Roof Technology and Science I
  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!
  

IIBEC S.O.C. End of Summer Social – August 29th 2019

On August 29th, 2019, the IIBEC Southern Ontario Chapter hosted the first End of the Summer Social to network and meet the new IIBEC Executive Vice President and CEO, Brian Pallasch.

The event was hosted at the Crooked Cue in Toronto and turned out to be a great success with 36 registrants and 3 sponsors. Pool Sharks and Ping Pong enthusiasts from across our industry showed off their skills and welcomed our new CEO with great food and conversation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Dean Chandler for the Cocktail Sponsorship and Artistic Skylight Domes and Sika for the Dinner Sponsorships and to the Social Committee for putting together such a great event.


Current IIBEC SO Chapter President (Shawn Irani) on the left
and new IIBEC EVP and CEO (Brian Pallasch) on the right



End of Summer Social Group Shot


Lisa Da Silva (RCACI) and Kyle Boyce (Tremco Roofing) playing pool


Left to Right: Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck (Artistic Skylight Domes),
Jennifer Hogan (Pretium Engineering), Meagan Kikuta (Tremco Roofing)



George Wilson (Cindott Inc.) and John Mills (Sika) enjoying some great food!

Upcoming Events:

  • The Education Committee is holding an upcoming "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto offices on September 19th and 20th, 2019. The Topic is Roof Technology and Science II
  • An additional "Workshop" at the TCA Toronto Offices will be held on November 15, 2019. The Topic is Rooftop Quality Assurance.
  • Ottawa will be hosting an additional workshop:
    • October 3rd – 4th, 2019 – Roof Technology and Science I
  • The Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on December 12th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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Upcoming Events


Post CSC Expo Social Date: February 26, 2020
Location: The Pint Public House
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Breakfast Seminar: EIFS & Passive Building Design Date: March 12, 2020
Location: BraeBen Golf Club
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Vegetative Roofing for the Design Professional Date: April 24, 2020
Location: Richmond Hill
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History

RCI ONTARIO INC – Founding Members

Originally known as Region-VIII (Canada), was established in 1995. Three years later, the Ontario Chapter was formed, and it became one of the first officially recognized chapters within RCI International. The founding members of the chapter were:

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